DevOps for Developers delivers a practical, thorough introduction to approaches, processes and tools to foster collaboration between software development and operations. Efforts of Agile software development often end at the transition phase from development to operations. This book covers the delivery more » of software, this means "the last mile", with lean practices for shipping the software to production and making it available to the end users, together with the integration of operations with earlier project phases (elaboration, construction, transition). « less
Lightweight tools and Agile strategies
Agile ALM is a guide for Java developers who want to integrate flexible agile practices and lightweight tooling along all phases of the software development process. The book introduces a new vision for managing change in requirements and process more efficiently and flexibly. It synthesizes technical more » and functional elements to provide a comprehensive approach to software development.
Agile Application Lifecycle Management (Agile ALM) combines flexible processes with lightweight tools in a comprehensive and practical approach to building, testing, integrating, and deploying software. Taking an agile approach to ALM improves product quality, reduces time to market, and makes for happier developers. « less
Speed-Learning Agile Software Development
Agile in a Flash cards teach leadership, teamwork, clean programming, agile approaches to problem solving, and tips for coaching agile teams. Use the cards for learning, as ice breakers for conversations, as constant reminders, and as a potent source of useful tips and hard-won wisdom.
The Agile in more » a Flash deck is broken into four sections: agile concepts, planning, teamwork, and coding. The front of each card features a concise list of the concepts you need to know and remember. The back provides further detail, with sage nuggets of knowledge based on the authors two decades of experience coaching and doing agile-style projects. « less
From Concept to Continuous Feedback
Using agile methods and the tools of Visual Studio 2010, development teams can deliver higher-value software faster, systematically eliminate waste, and increase transparency throughout the entire development lifecycle. Now, Microsoft Visual Studio product owner Sam Guckenheimer and leading Visual Studio more » implementation consultant Neno Loje show how to make the most of Microsoft's new Visual Studio 2010 Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools in your environment.
This book is the definitive guide to the application of agile development with Scrum and modern software engineering practices using Visual Studio 2010. You'll learn how to use Visual Studio 2010 to empower and engage multidisciplinary, self-managing teams and provide the transparency they need to maximize productivity. Along the way, Guckenheimer and Loje help you overcome every major impediment that leads to stakeholder dissatisfaction - from mismatched schedules to poor quality, blocked builds to irreproducible bugs, and technology "silos" to geographic "silos". « less
Rails just keeps on changing. Rails 3 and Ruby 1.9 bring hundreds of improvements, including new APIs and substantial performance enhancements. The fourth edition of this award-winning classic has been reorganized and refocused so it's more useful than ever before for developers new to Ruby and Rails.
Rails more » 3 is a major release the changes aren't just incremental, but structural. So we decided to follow suit. This book isn't just a mild reworking of the previous edition to make it run with the new Rails. Instead, it's a complete refactoring.
You'll still find the Depot example at the front, but you'll also find testing knitted right in. Gone are the long reference chapters that's what the web does best. Instead you'll find more targeted information on all the aspects of Rails that you'll need to be a successful Web developer. « less
Pro Agile .NET Development with Scrum guides you through a real-world ASP.NET project and shows how agile methodology is put into practice.
There is plenty of literature on the theory behind agile methodologies, but no book on the market takes the concepts of agile practices and applies these in a practical more » manner to an end-to-end ASP.NET project, especially the estimating, requirements and management aspects of a project. Pro Agile .NET Development with Scrum takes you through the initial stages of a project - gathering requirements and setting up an environment - through to the development and deployment stages using an agile iterative approach: namely, Scrum. « less
How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software
Here are three simple truths about software development:
1. You can't gather all the requirements up front.
2. The requirements you do gather will change.
3. There is always more to do than time and money will allow.
Those are the facts of life. But you can deal with those facts (and more) by becoming more » a fierce software-delivery professional, capable of dispatching the most dire of software projects and the toughest delivery schedules with ease and grace. « less
To lead change, you need to expand your toolkit, and this book gives you the tools you need to make the transition from agile practitioner to agile coach.
Agile Coaching is all about working with people to create great agile teams. You'll learn how to build a team that produces great software and has more » fun doing it. In the process, you'll grow a team that's self-sufficient and skillful.
This book provides you with deeper knowledge of how agile practices work and how to inspire your team to improve. Discover how to coach your team through the agile lifecycle, from planning to writing software. Learn the secrets of running effective agile meetings and how to get your team following a consistent approach to creating software. You'll find chapters dedicated to introducing Test-Driven Development, designing Retrospectives, and making progress visible. « less
Rails just keeps on changing. Rails 3 and Ruby 1.9 bring hundreds of improvements, including new APIs and substantial performance enhancements. The fourth edition of this award-winning classic has been reorganized and refocused so it's more useful than ever before for developers new to Ruby and Rail more »s. « less
Pragmatic guide to agile software development
The Art of Agile Development contains practical guidance for anyone considering or applying agile development for building valuable software. Plenty of books describe what agile development is or why it helps software projects succeed, but very few combine information for developers, managers, testers, more » and customers into a single package that they can apply directly.
This book provides no-nonsense advice on agile planning, development, delivery, and management taken from the authors' many years of experience with Extreme Programming (XP). You get a gestalt view of the agile development process, including comprehensive guidance for non-technical readers and hands-on technical practices for developers and testers. « less